PCOS, Orlistat and Metformin!
It's been ages since I have been on here but here I am again :)
So, my doctor has prescribed me Orlistat as I have been TTC for 18 months now with no luck. I took my first tablet on 20th January and have so far lost 3kg- a smaller loss than ones I have read about but a loss no less! To be honest I haven't really stuck at it as I should have but I have my reasons. Firstly, I started taking 500mg of Metformin 3 times a day with the Orlistat and I started feeling really unwell on it. Secondly, it made me really constipated :( I haven't felt that unwell in a long time and I hated it. So I came off it. But now I am back on it. I had the dreaded oilyness for the first time today (sorry if TMI!) and it was horrible. I felt rubbish after and 2 hours later my stomach still hurts. I didn't think I had eaten that badly yesterday but obviously I had more than I thought.
I'm struggling to find things to eat :( I hate eating boiled veg and salad- I know it's meant to be good for you but there's only so much of it I can take before I see it on the plate and just don't want to eat at all (which I also know is not good for you). Anyone got any good recipes? I would like to keep the fat intake down to around 5% each meal.
I went to see a nutrionalist who told me that I couldn't have lemons either- anyone else been told this? I love a slice of lemon in my water so was gutted when I was told I couldn't do that anymore.
Is anyone else here on Orlistat with PCOS struggling to get pregnant? I have been told that until I lose 23kg I won't be offered any more help (i.e. the Clomid tablets). I'm ready to be a mother, just sucks I can't do it right now because of all of this. But I am determined to get there.
Also, how much exercise do you all manage to do each week? I haven't done any the past two weeks as I have been working 8am-10pm :(